Erica Silberstein PsyD
I’m a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in treating OCD, anxiety, and related disorders. I’ve extensive experience with ERP, and use this as the first line of treatment for OCD. As needed, I integrate acceptance and mindfulness-based interventions to enhance treatment and meet clients’ individual needs. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) may be used to build willingness and further help clients regain a rich and meaningful life, particularly when things feel derailed by anxiety. Compassion Focused Therapy may be used to address excessive self-criticism and shame. Sessions are typically weekly, but intensive treatment options are available (more frequent and/or longer sessions).
I have over 10 years of clinical experience treating OCD and related disorders. I first received extensive training in ERP through a two-year pre-doctoral training at a group practice that specialized in the treatment of OCD and OC Spectrum Disorders, where I later completed a postdoctoral fellowship. In addition, I’ve received extensive training through workshops, trainings, and conferences. I also work with body focused repetitive behaviors (hair pulling, skin picking) using Habit Reversal Training.
I supervise clinical psychology students and am an Adjunct Professor at Albert Einstein School of Medicine, Yeshiva, where I teach CBT Practicums to psychology graduate students.
I value an open and collaborative approach and believe that understanding a client’s full identity is an integral part to constructive therapeutic work. I welcome individuals of all identities and backgrounds, and strive to create a working relationship based on respect, openness, nonjudgement, and support.